MSG is Awesome!

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    Oct 23, 2015 4:26 AM GMT
    http://munchies.vice.com/articles/ill-never-see-food-the-same-way-after-living-on-msg-for-a-week
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    Oct 23, 2015 5:13 PM GMT
    And can be had in powder form from my neighborhood grocery store...by the jug.
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    Oct 23, 2015 5:28 PM GMT
    MSG? really? we tried to get that banned in 1977
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    Oct 23, 2015 5:42 PM GMT
    tj85016 saidMSG? really? we tried to get that banned in 1977

    We need to have salt and gluten banned as well. And high fructose corn sugar too; heck, let's just ban all sugars.
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    Oct 23, 2015 5:55 PM GMT
    Lumpyoatmeal said
    tj85016 saidMSG? really? we tried to get that banned in 1977

    We need to have salt and gluten banned as well. And high fructose corn sugar too; heck, let's just ban all sugars.


    Chinese restaurants used so much MSG in the 70's, people were getting sick
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    Oct 23, 2015 7:27 PM GMT
    Some people including me have a horrible reaction to MSG.
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    Oct 24, 2015 7:39 PM GMT
    ScandalFan saidSome people including me have a horrible reaction to MSG.


    i once went to a Chinese restaurant that said , no MSG. Less then an hour later i had a racing pulse, and headache. Never gain, MSG, sucrolose, etc all need to be banned.
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    Oct 24, 2015 10:07 PM GMT
    Just because you suddenly start having physical symptoms after eating something, does not necessarily mean it was that particular substance that caused those symptoms. There is no evidence that MSG is dangerous. http://www.skepticalraptor.com/skepticalraptorblog.php/msg-myth-versus-science/
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    Oct 24, 2015 11:30 PM GMT
    Radd saidJust because you suddenly start having physical symptoms after eating something, does not necessarily mean it was that particular substance that caused those symptoms.

    For some reason I'm reminded of the flu shot thread.   icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Oct 25, 2015 1:58 PM GMT
    Lumpyoatmeal said
    Radd saidJust because you suddenly start having physical symptoms after eating something, does not necessarily mean it was that particular substance that caused those symptoms.

    For some reason I'm reminded of the flu shot thread.   icon_rolleyes.gif


    That is correct ! icon_smile.gif
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    Oct 25, 2015 6:35 PM GMT
    Lumpyoatmeal said
    Radd saidJust because you suddenly start having physical symptoms after eating something, does not necessarily mean it was that particular substance that caused those symptoms.

    For some reason I'm reminded of the flu shot thread.   icon_rolleyes.gif



    There's a difference between experiencing symptoms once or twice and attributing it to a particular substance or event. But Flu season is something we're all forced to come in contact with each and every year. So we have many more opportunities to observe a pattern.

    I'm not saying it's not possible to have a reaction to MSG, but the fact is we get more MSG through many items on a daily basis that most of us are not even aware of, than the amount that would be in a single Chinese dish.
  • tj85016

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    Oct 25, 2015 6:49 PM GMT
    the only reason to use MSG is because your food is tasteless garbage

    just like cocktails were invented in the 20's to make the lousy, toxic bath tub booze drinkable (due to Prohibition)
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    Oct 25, 2015 8:06 PM GMT
    tj85016 saidthe only reason to use MSG is because your food is tasteless garbage
    just like cocktails were invented in the 20's to make the lousy, toxic bath tub booze drinkable (due to Prohibition)

    I disagree with the article when he says that most people know about umami. I think most of us grew up being taught the 4 tastes/flavors are sweet, sour, bitter, and salty. Umami is the 5th taste that was discovered by the Japanese.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Umami

    For example, recipes that lack salt are bland and adding a little salt can have a big improvement. You can do a similar thing with msg which is pure umami, like salt is pure saltiness.
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    Oct 25, 2015 8:15 PM GMT
    come on Lumpy, I have a lot of respect for you. Entire empires, cities and road systems were built on salt

    but MSG is just unnecessary chemical garbage (maybe it's even one of the reasons the Japanese can't bear children anymore)
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    Oct 26, 2015 3:05 AM GMT
    tj85016 saidcome on Lumpy, I have a lot of respect for you. Entire empires, cities and road systems were built on salt. but MSG is just unnecessary chemical garbage (maybe it's even one of the reasons the Japanese can't bear children anymore)

    I have some that I bought after I learned what it's for. But I don't use it. But this reminds me that I should put some on the pork loin chops I've been making recently with my new frying pan. Back when I was a kid Accent was heavily advertised for tenderizing meat.